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New Amsterdam Pale Ale | New Amsterdam Brewing Company

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New Amsterdam Pale AleNew Amsterdam Pale Ale
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New Amsterdam Pale AleNew Amsterdam Pale Ale

Brewed by:
New Amsterdam Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by lordofthewiens on 11-05-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by FatSean:
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4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice looking reddish-orange color with an off-white head. THe head didn't ammount to much and quickly diminished to a thin ring arround the top of the beer.

Smells of earhty hops, some yeast. Seems a bit muddled.

Taste quite nice. Mild flavors with a nice bitter kick at the end.

Not the best mouthfeel. A bit watery for my liking, and most of the flavors fall off.

Quite drinkable, but not the best.

A decent example of the style, but given the cost $9 a sixer, I probably will stick with my go-to Pale Ales which I consider better brews at the same price. Still, might pick one up for variety now and again.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another new brewery for the state of Maine. This beer was an orange color with a medium-sized white head. Little bit of lacing. It had a nice citrus aroma, just not very pronounced. The taste, which was grapefruit, was also on the lighter side. This was a pleasant, albeit somewhat meek, beer/

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Photo of joeydanose
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New Amsterdam beer is back! I used to drink their Amber at Yankee Stadium but they sold the rights to their name to New Amsterdam Gin.

This American Pale Ale is dry- hopped in small batches with Cascade Hops in New York (Not Maine).

Sierra Nevada fans take notice, this one is worth a shot if you can find one.

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Photo of erosier
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours an orange amber color with a medium sized and medium bodied off-white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of a nice sweet roasted and toasted malt base then a nice earthy/piney/citrusy aroma at the end.
T: Tastes of nice sweet roasted and toasted malts then a nice big but not overpowering earthy/piney/slightly citrusy hop flavor.
M: Very crisp, refreshing, very nicely carbonated.
D: Very drinkable, I liked this one. Good hop character throughout which was nice for a pale ale.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Pamola
2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured out with a pathetic little white head. Barely covered the brew. What was present disappeared in no time. Color's a nice dark reddish copper but has some unappetizing particulate suspended in the glass.

S: Hoppy with a large odor of a homebrewy pale with far too much crystal malt. sweet and off-putting.

T: The hoppy nose gives way to that nasty homebrew taste. There's a bitter yeasty bread taste in the end. Any hops are lost in the jumble of off flavors.

M: Watery. Falls off the tongue and palate like they're made of teflon.

D: How in the world are these people in business.

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Photo of mothman
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Sam Smith pint glass

Pours 1/2 finger of creamy beige head. Fades down to a thin layer, but still leaves some splattered lace. Color is a hazed golden copper.

Aroma: Sharp caramel malts with some bread notes. Some faint earthy hops, but that is about it.

Taste: Big bready taste with some caramel notes as well. Some butter flavors mixed with some citrus. Very basic beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth for the most part, a tad bitter, but hardly. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends with a really sticky butter bread flavored aftertaste.

Overall, a very straight forward beer. Not to much going on. Fairly drinkable, but not something I would want to have all the time.

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Photo of bacher468
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of HamdenHector
3/5  rDev -13%

New Amsterdam Pale Ale from New Amsterdam Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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